Auditions open for The North West Theatre Company’s production of “PYGMALION”

July 15, 2013

The North West Theatre Company is delighted to announce auditions for the classic play PYGMALION to be staged at Bingara’s Roxy Theatre in November. After a very successful play reading evening two weeks ago, the company decided that the George Bernard Shaw play was best suited to be this year’s major production.

Many will know the storyline of the play. Perhaps as the Lerner and Lowe stage and film musical “My Fair Lady”. The classical Greek theme, of a man creating a beautiful sculpture of a woman, and then falling in love with it, has been repeated in many plays and films.

With PYGMALION, Shaw questions the morals and social values of late Victorian England. The two main characters, Professor Henry Higgins, the self-assured bachelor teacher of speech and phonetics, and the brazen Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, provide the focus of the play.

Other characters include Higgin’s “Dr Watson” Colonel Pickering, and his long suffering house keeper Mrs Pearce. Just like a bad penny, Alfred Doolittle, Eliza’s father, “one of the undeserving poor”, turns up to get a bit of the action.

There are also Henry’s mother Mrs Higgin’s, the Eynsford-Hill family consisting of Mrs Eynsford-Hill, daughter Clara and son Freddy, Mrs Higgin’s maid, and a number of London by-standers.

The NWTC production will be Directed by Rick Hutton. Rick is keen to maintain the “professional quality” of production that the company is renowned for at the Roxy Theatre. “PYGMALION is an ageless play,” Rick said. “It is a classic comedy of manners, good and bad, and of love in many shapes and forms.”

The production of PYGMALION will mark the tenth anniversary of the NWTC, which started, at the Roxy, with William Shakespeare’s “A Mid-summer Night’s Dream” in November 2003.

Auditions for PYGMALION will be open to all. They will be held, at the Roxy Theatre, on Sunday, July 21 starting at 10:00am and again on Saturday July 27 from 10:00am.

The four or five performances will be, at the Roxy, in the period from Friday, November 8 to Sunday November 17.

As well as the players, the NWTC is always seeking helpers for production and backstage. For Audition appointments or to express interest in being involved in the production, please contact Rick Hutton on 0428 255380 or email him at

Submitted by Rick Hutton – Publicity Officer.